Backup/Sync Google Drive to External Hard Drive in Windows 10/8/7

Posted by @Ada

August 16, 2018

This article will introduce you how to sync Google Drive to external hard drive in Windows 10/8/7 with best free file sync tool.

Why should you backup Google Drive to external hard drive?

Google Drive is quite a useful cloud storage drive that can help you to manage your personal files whenever you want. Your files in it can be reached from any smartphone, table, or computer. So where you go, your files follow. And you can share your files with whoever you want. When you download Google Drive, there is a Google folder. The files you're saved in the Google folders will be sync to the cloud in real-time.

If you need to access these files frequently on different devices, you can sync the Google folder to external hard drive or removable storage device just in case the Internet network offline. In addition, backing up Google Drive to external hard drive is also an extra layer of data protection from file corruption or virus infection.

Free and powerful file sync tool

AOMEI Backupper is a free and powerful file sync tool which is designed for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows XP and Windows Visa. You can backup or sync Google drive, OneDrive to external hard drive, USB drive, internal hard drive and vice versa. AOMEI Backupper is a one-way file sync tool which can greatly protect the data of the source.

If you want the files to be synchronized automatically, you can add a schedule to run the sync task or sync the Google folder. You can set monthly, weekly and daily sync in schedule. When it reaches the specific time point, it will sync file and folders automatically. You can also use this free file sync tool to create multiple sync tasks to sync another folder other than Google folder.

Detailed steps to sync Google Drive to external hard drive

Step 1. Download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper. Click Backup then roll to File Sync in Backup option.   

File Sync

Step 2. At Step1, click Add Folder and then browse to select Google folder as source path. At Step2, select the external hard drive as the destination location.

Task Name

Step 3. To schedule automatic file sync, click Schedule and from here you can sync your files regularly, including Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event-triggers. 

Schedule Settings

Tips: You can click Sync Options to tick Enable email notification. When the file sync finishes, it will notice you with email.

With only 3 steps, you can sync Google Drive to external hard drive quickly and easily. After you finish the file sync, you can find the task in Home and manage it.

Restore: It can restore all files in the target folder to the source folder or other places.

Sync Now: If you don’t have a schedule sync, you can sync files and folders manually.

Advanced: You can set schedule sync, and edit sync. If you want check folder, you can select "Open Sync", or if you want to give up this task, you choose "Delete Sync".


With AOMEI Backupper, you can sync Google Drive to the external hard drive without efforts. Besides File Sync feature, this free software provides File Backup feature which allows you to backup Google Drive to external hard drive. It also has many other useful features like incremental backup, disk clone, make bootable device, etc.